GORGEOUS RED & GOLD 11 lb. Marston Ranch Jasper Sculpture - Beautifully Polished Natural Stone!!

Regular price $183.00

Here's something you won't likely see anywhere else - a spectacular natural sculpture of polished Marston Ranch Jasper with a really mind boggling play of color in 100% natural polished stone! This large mantel piece sized sculpture displays some of the many colors found in this very colorful northwest jasper, including gorgeous reds and yellows. There are even some nice light fortification agate caverns exposed in the cut and polished face! This is one of the most boldly colored examples of this stone I've ever had the pleasure of working into a large display sculpture. This stone exhibits some of the many colors found in this very colorful northwest jasper along with veins of translucent agate and crystal geode openings. This lovely mantel piece is dominated by rich reds and golds accented with beautiful white and translucent agate. We've polished the display face of this colorful stone to a mirror finish to make a unique piece of natural art that would look great in your home or office. The sides and top are rough and natural, just as the stone was dug, while the back and base are cut smooth and flat. This is a large and impressively sized display piece that weighs just under 11 lbs. It's a gorgeous piece when viewed from any angle.

One of the most colorful jasper deposits in the world is located on the Marston Ranch just outside of Ashwood Oregon. We've collected some exceptional "Marston wood" from this mine over the last few years and I'm finally getting some specimens prepared. This is one of my favorite materials to use in bookends and display specimens as it is so richly colored and every set is completely different from the last. There is some debate as to whether this deposit is a wood replacement or not. Some rockhounds claim it's actually a petrified bog. The jasper leaves enough clues behind to fuel the mystery, but not settle it. What isn't debated is that it's one of the most richly colored gem grade jasper deposits anywhere on the planet. Rock & Gem magazine featured an extensive write-up on the location and the stone it produced earlier this year. The colors cover the rainbow, but are dominated by red, yellow and green. Sometimes it has drusy crystal pockets, sometimes you'll find pastel mint tones or even purple. The natural rind of the stone is punky and somewhat porous and doesn't polish to the fine luster the interior portion of the seam does, but I like it for the sand colored contrast which makes the stone look more natural.

We select only the largest and showiest pieces of petrified wood to cut into our artworks. These pieces are carefully cut in our shop so that you end up with a true work of art showing natural color in a mirror flat, highly polished stone surface. Of course, this jasper proudly shows the perfect polish that the Sticks-in-Stones rockshop has dedicated itself to. The finish looks poured on - but there's nothing there except rock!!

This stone stands about 7 3/8" tall. It is about 11" wide across the polished face and is cut a little over 1 3/4" thick. The stone weighs just under 11 lbs.

What better way to accentuate a bookshelf, desk or your mantle than with this unbelievable natural work of art! Good luck!